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Dear Danasiri Uncle,
I am Roshan, Catherine’s son who came to Melb in 1992 to do Master Mariner’s exam. You sent your daughter to collect us from Tallamarine. Gave us accommodation for first few days until we settled down. Next you visited me to see how I was. Next I came back to say ‘thank you’ when I completed my exams. I shall cherish your warm words. The support that you gave me. The smile of yours that is still my memory. May you rest in peace.
Please accept our deepest sympathies to your three daughters and their families and extended families. May he attain supreme bliss of nibbana. Senake Nimalka and Karunanayaka family.
They say that when a great man passes, it rains and on Saturday the heavens poured out here in Melbourne for you uncle Danasiri, just as you poured out your love into this world. Yes it is the end of an era, however you have created many new ones. Reminiscing of wonderful times growing up in your family home on Toorak road during the 1980’s, particularly on Sunday evenings with many friends, your daughters and Reamice, are memories never to be forgotten. Thank you for these moments in time. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Much love always, with sympathies,
Our deepest sympathies go out to Danasiri’s family. Dane is a great Anandian, well respected by the school community. We are honoured to have known to Dane. May he attain the supreme bliss of Nibbana
To the family of Danasiri and Chatra,
I am a distant cousin of Danasiri–I really admired and honoured him the way he treated Chatra when she was so ill while we were University students. Also proud that someone from my Mother’s side of the family was so devoted to his “girl friend” I had the honour of being in their home to have a meal.when I visited Australia in the 90s.
May you both attain Nibbana.
Our heartfelt sympathies to Danasiri’s family. It was always a pleasure to be in his company. May he attain nirvana.
Our deepest sympathies go out to Danasiri’s family. May the Noble Triple Gem give you the peace you seek
I’ll miss you uncle Danasiri!
A wonderful send-off to our Weerasinghe Prince. Girls, Tha will be so proud of you. Thank you for the streaming service, I was able to be a part of this very special occasion from London from 3 a.m. Mami, you were such a huge presence at our home at No.3 whenever you were in Sri Lanka. We will cherish you in our memories forever and ever. Much Love from the Wirasinha Clan XOXO.
Dearest Danasiri Mami, may you attain the supeme bliss of Nibbana
I will always cherish sweet memories of our
friendship with Chatra and Danasiri and the
good times we had together, not forgetting their
3 lovely daughters, sons in law and grandchildren, whom they have been blessed with.
May u rest in peace Dane.
We value the genuine and loving friendship ,making us feel ,always as part of their family .We will always remember these lovely memories of our friendship together .
Dhanasiri was a very gentle ,wise and compassionate person,whom we are honoured to have known.May he be blessed.
Dearest Dhanasiri Aiya,
Your affable, affectionate and warmhearted nature made you the favorite among the cousins. who were truly blessed to have you as one. Thank you for the good times, your friendship and memories. We will miss you. May you attain the supreme bliss of nirvana.
Daman & Shalini
Mine and my wife’s heartfelt condolences.
May you attain the supreme bliss of Nirvana
Beautiful farewell for a wonderful human being.
Danasiri was such a giving, caring and likeable person and a great friend. With that sparkle in his eye he took love and sunshine wherever he went. Whilst in bed not too well his heart was set on taking friends to “a little lunch” after the restrictions end.
Rest In Peace Danasiri. Our heartfelt sympathy to all the family.
Shiranee and Joe
From Hiranthi, Darshan & family, Priyanka & family.
Danasiri you will be sadly missed but your kindness and gentle spirit will be remembered forever..
Good Bye dear friend.
Our Deepest Sympathy to Sepi ,Tamara Suramya and family
Our deepest sympathies to cuckoo,Sepi, Suramya and families..We will miss Danasiri mami very much…Mami..May you realise the four noble truths in this Gauthama Buddha’s dispensation…Shanaka ,Dumini and Sulekh
My deepest sympathies to Danasiri’s family at this sad time. Xxx
We are thankful for the opportunity to know Danasiri and to spend quality time with him. Not only as a father-in-law but as a machan. Safe travels Danasiri.
We would like to extend our condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Dansari’s family.
He will be missed dearly.
Sujith, Sonia, Tasha and Jaiden Pitigala
It was a moving service . Danasiri you will be missed but your
Kindness and gentle spirit will be remembered for ever.
Good Bye Dear Friend ,sure you are with Chatra. I hope you will
meet Nihal and a have a drink with him !
“Blessed are they that mourn: For they shall be comforted”
May you find comfort in the thoughts that others care.
Our deepest Sympathy to Sepi , Tamara , Suramiya and families.
From : Aunty Hiranthi, Darshan , Karen and Boys. Priyanka , Nisha and Girls
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO THE FAMILY MEMBERS. HE WAS WELL LOVED PERSON AND A GREAT SPORTSMAN, A SOCIAL WORKER. MAY HIS JOURNEY IN SAMSARA BE SHORT AND LIGHT.
Our deepest sympathies and all our love – thinking of all the wonderful times in Melbourne and trips to the farm. May he rest in peace.
Our deepest sympathies to all the members of Danasiri’s family.
Dane was a wonderful friend, always with a great smile and a good sense of humour. It was a privilege to have known him and his family since 1975.
I had lot of things in common to talk with Dane including Cricket, Jokes and have great memories of working with him as officials in the Sri-lanka Association of Victoria
May he attain Supreme bliss of Nibbana
So priveledged to be able to be included. Moved to tears esp re photos including Chatra and of Dan’s obvious delight in his grandkids. Much love and memories from old friend Jean.
Bala & Gnanes Sri Balasubramaniam says:
Our Deepest Sympathies to the families of Chatra And Danasiri. They were both extremely Kind. Friendly, Generous and very sincere friends who loved life. we certainly miss them.
Dhanasiri uncle was one of the kindest person we have met. Always respond with smile.
We are honoured and blessed to have known Dhanasiri uncle.
Our deepest sympathies to family and may he attain supreme Nibbana .
Pradeep, Anupama, Kavi & Sanali
We extend our deepest sympathies to your family.
May you attain supreme bliss of nirvana.
Rohitha ,Chan & family
May he attain the Supreme Bliss of Nirvana! I can still remember just like today how he hosted a birthday party for me and Anoma Akki 30 years ago at his Mount Lavinia residence! He must be proudly looking down on the three of you for the wonderful send off today! Thanks for letting us be a part of the funeral service today. Manjula Kulatunga & family.
It was a privilege to be able to participate (from Singapore) in such a wonderfully touching tribute to an exceptional man, who lived his life and loved his family to the fullest. We saw today how his love shines back through his family and friends. I will remember Uncle Danasiri as someone who was incessantly upbeat, always thinking about others and constantly displaying immense love and loyalty to his family. He did this with a humble, inner peace that radiated whenever I met him.
My deepest condolences to all the family. Uncle Danasiri gave so much to you but you also gave so much back to him. I am sure he would have deeply appreciated this.
Hiranth and family.
Blessed are they that mourn: For they shall be comforted”
Danasiri you will be missed ,but your kindness and gentle spirit will be remembered
forever . Good Bye dear friend.
With our Love and Deepest Sympathy Hiranthi, Darshan, Karen&Boys.Priyanka, Nisha & Girls.
Our heartfelt condolences. Dane uncle was a great human and a legend! Our hearts go out to the family. May he attain Supreme Nibbana.
Thepul and Layanga Seekkuge and Family
May he attain the supreme bliss of nirvana! I still remember just like today how he hosted a birthday party for me and Anoma Akki at his Mount Lavinia residence , which was 30 years ago! He must be proudly looking down on the three of you for the wonderful send off today! Thank you for letting us be a part of the funeral service today.
Our deepest sympathies to the family of Danasiri and Chatra.
We were very privileged to have been their friends throughout their lives in Australia.
They were generous hosts and fun loving guests.
We will always remember our special time with them at the farm.
Shiki and Wijeyan
Dearest Tamara, Sepi, Suramiya and families
We felt as we were there sharing the moment with you. Such a fitting send off for our dear friend Dane. Dane will be so proud of all three of you not only for the words just delivered but for the love and care he received to the last day. He will remain in our hearts, always.
With our heartfelt condolences and prayers.
Our deepest sympathies to the daughters & the extended families.
We are honored to have known Danasiri & will be missed dearly.
May he attain the supreme bliss of Nibbana.
Our deepest sympathies.
It was a privilege to know such a kind and gentle person. Thank you for your friendship. We will always remember the dances and chats we had with you. We loved you. May you attain Nibbana.
We send our deepest condolences to Sepi and your family.
Swarna and Dharma Abeysiri, Buddhini, Kosala, Bimal, James and Victoria
Beautiful service for a wonderful man, clearly loved by all those who were lucky enough to meet him. We have many fond memories of being welcomed into his home and being entertained by his cheeky nature and warm generosity.
So sad we couldn’t be there to show our support.
Much love, thinking of you and your family.
Andy and Nicole Barrah.
Dear Sepi, Tamara, Surami and family,
Such a touching tribute for a true gentleman. He will be missed by us all. I have such fond memories of his big smile and cheeky sense of humour. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. With love from Roshi and family.
May your soul rest in peace Uncle Dan. We, are glad to have had the opportunity to know you.
Sylvester, Angela, Tasha & Chantelle Goonting.
What a privilege to be able to join you all remotely to celebrate an incredible life. That chuckle of his will remain a fond memory and he, Chatra and your whole family always made us feel welcome and very loved.
Good on you Dan. Rest in peace. Dear God I hope that Dan lives happily in heaven. He will be remembered by everyone who knew him.
Love always Bryce, Flynn, Paul and Venecia.
May you attain the supreme bliss of Nirvana.
He was a great person and a friend and shall miss him.
With our heartfelt condolences to Sepi, the sisters and the families as well as our good friend Hema.
Bandu & Gita Welungoda
Thank you Sepi. And the sisters for giving us the oppertunity. To join in the funeral ceremony to our beloved cousin Danasiri Aiya , and our deepest sympathies. “GOOD BYE TILL WE MEET AGAIN”
Thinking of you all at this time. The service portrayed such a beautiful man, loved and admired by his friends and family. That will be his ongoing legacy to you all.
Deepest sympathies on passing of a Giant of an Anandian and a remarkable human being! Rest In Peace!
I am an old colleague of Chatra (Monash Biochemistry) who by chance noticed the newspaper bereavement notice. I met Danasiri quite some time ago and was very impressed by him and how well he looked after Chatra. Sad days for all. May you remember your Dad always with a smile on your faces!
I remember your Mum well- she was great and very inspiring!
Much love to all,
Our love and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful tribute. Love and sympathy to Surami, Mick and the whole family. Cindy and Andy
Uncle Danasiri was a wonderful man. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be present at his funeral and celebrate his life. I hope those of you at the funeral venue sensed you were surrounded by many, many family and friends, though we couldn’t be with you in person. Much love Savitri
To my beautiful Dhansiri Mami Rest In Peace my second dad. I will always love you for teaching me how to play cricket with the gentleman’s way, fiercely competitive & loving people no matter who you are. I will always remember not to back away from any situations in life, including fast bouncy cricket balls bowled by ballers when I am batting. I will always pass on all the life skills I have learnt to my children & speak of you. Thank you for teaching me to serve the human race.I will miss you my Dhansiri Mami. Be blessed & always love from my family Rohan, Mia, Grace, Tim, my mum Kusum, Ranil, Dilini, Oshan, Jagan, Gayathri & Lachlan.
Our deepest sympathies . He may attain suprem bliss of Nibbana
Our deepest sympathies to the family. He will be missed greatly in the old Anandian community. May he attain supreme bliss of Nibbana.
Samarakoon, Chandrani & Hansa
Wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the children of Dhanasiri, and Bhadra and Kamala. Got to know Dhanasiri and Chatra as friend’s of my sister Rukmani and had the privilege of being greeted with freindliness and warmth by Dhanasiri whenever we crossed our paths ever since. May he attain Nibhana.
Kanthi and Sela
Dearest Sepi, Suramya, Tamara, Dave, Michael and Tim and your beautiful children. I’m so sorry to learn of the loss of your father. He and your mother had lead roles in my young adult memory. They were such loving parents to you and tireless hosts to your friends. Our love to you at this very sad time. They live long and strong in my memories. Much love from Al, Leisa, Hannah, Gabriel and Josephine.
Dan was just a beautiful soul with such a pure vibrant energy and a wonderful outlook on life in that family and friends were everything. We feel so fortunate to have shared his life, humour, kindness and cheekiness over so many years. Our whole family have loved him deeply and what a magnificent life he has lived, one we can all celebrate alongside our feeling of loss. Our sincere condolences to the whole family. Tim, Monica, Madeleine, Juliette, Diane and Graeme xxx
In our partnership, our dear friend Dane aptly demonstrated how he could contribute to our building project: He continuously invoked safety blessings upon us from his ‘bana potha’ while John Ebell and I were precariously balanced on the rafters of our holiday home in Wye River. We survived. We will miss his prayers, wisecracks and his enduring friendship. A great privilege to have known you, dear friend. May you attain the supreme bliss of Nibbana!
With our deepest sympathies to your family ! May he attain supreme bliss of Nibbana!
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Though we couldn’t be there in person, we remember the good chats and laughs we all had. Rest in peace Danasiri (mami).
Love from Renuka and Nilu
We extend our condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Danasiri’s family. Although it is a time of great sadness, it rekindles very fond memories of times spent especially with Chatra and Dan, but also with Sepalika, Tamara and Suramya (and their partners).They included family celebrations, and Chatra’s and Dan’s attendance at our own wedding 18yrs ago.
Tony Edrisinha says:
In our partnership, our dear friend Dane aptly demonstrated how he could contribute to our building project: He continuously invoked safety blessings upon us from his ‘bana potha’ while John Ebell and I were precariously balanced on the rafters of our holiday home in Wye River. We survived. We will miss his prayers, wisecracks and his enduring friendship.
Astrid Edrisinha says:
A great privilege to have known you, dear friend. May you attain the supreme bliss of Nibbana!
Our deepest sympathies to the family. Champion Ananda son and a true gentlemen. May you attain nibbana.
Nalin / Darshani Edirisuriya & family
Such a jovial warm heartedhearted, caring person you were, Sadlly missing you Dhana mama
You will fondly remembered Throughout
May you attain supreme bliss of Nirvana
deepest sympathies to the family . Dhane and chatra were good friends of ours and we valued their friendship and counsel very much. Dhane loved antiques and i enjoyed viewing these with him and sharing his knowledge. best wishes avinder and nirupa PAUL and children
Danasiri was such a warm and welcoming man, and so generous to our family when we visited Sri Lanka. Thinking of you all.
Danasiri mama may you attend Nirwana. He was one of the nicest jovial person we have met in our lives.
Laksiri & Paba
Deepest sympathies to Suramia, Sepi, Tamara and your extended family. What a beautiful and kind man your father was. We are so sad for your loss and so grateful to have known him. I will fondly remember him at the cricket dance nights he hosted at Moorabbin Town Hall, the many delicious Sri Lankan meals we shared at Sepi and Dave’s, seeing the pride and love in his face on Surami and Mick’s wedding day, listening to and watching him teach my son cricket; mostly the many shared conversations where he always left me feeling better. A great and kind man. Love from all of us- Mands, Brett, Summer and Sachin x
Deepest sympathies to the family, He was great gentleman, great Anandian, and a great son of Sri Lanka. May he attain the supreme bliss of Nirwana.
Sending my deepest sympathies to Danasiri’s family. May he Rest in Peace.
An inspirational man with great insight and wisdom. We are thankful for all the wonderful times we spent with him, he will be greatly missed. The world will be a lesser place without him. Greatest sympathies for fantastic family and legacy he leaves behind.
I well remember knowing Chatra and meeting Dan and the girls while Chatra worked as a psychiatrist at Malvern Clinic – so long ago.
My sincere condolences and best wishes to all family members.
With our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences.
A wonderful cricketer and a true gentleman and sportsman.
An outstanding Anandian, a great cricketer and a dear friend to many whom share the fondest of memories. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family.
The OAAV community will miss him dearly. Cheers to a brilliant innings and a legend.
Our heartfelt sympathies to Danasiri’s family. We are sadden by his demise. May he attain blissful Nibbhana!
From Asanka and Shalini Kodikara and
Deepest Sympathies from Dr. Asoka Polonowita and Anuruddha Polonowita families.
He was a great cricketer and a dear friend and we sad very sad he is no more with us.
With our deepest sympathies.,
We remember Danasiri / Uncle Danasiri so fondly. Our deepest condolences – take care of one another.
Love Badhra nanthi, Nina & Nukki
Tissa and I remember the bygone days with Chatra and Danasiri. We extend our deepest sympathies to their extended family in their loss . And our loss too when we relate to the song “Those were the days my friend, we thought they’d never end…”
A great man with great leadership qualities and a good mentor, who could advise you as how to improve things more. A lovely man in deed and spirit !! May you attain supreme bliss of Nibbana!!
Such wonderful memories of your whole family but Dan in particular always made me feel so welcome and accepted and cared for. I can’t even tell you exactly what it was that he did to make it like that. Maybe the sparkle in his eye, the kindness in his face or the gentle way he had about him. He will always have a special place in my heart. Joey.
We extend our deepest sympathies to your family.
We are honoured and blessed to have known Dhanasiri, wonderful friend.
May he attain the Supreme bliss of Nibbana
May you attain the suprim bliss of Nirvana , he was amongst a very popular loved cousins
Palitha and Nila Hakgala
With our deepest sympathies and fond memories.
Danasiri was one of the finest captains and cricketers I have ever played against. He was a sportsman of the highest order both on and off the field. His batting was a delight when in full flight and in the field he swooped on the ball when fielding swifter than a swallow. We shall miss him.
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